The Wirecutter 

An amazing review site for tech and gadgets. Unlike Consumer Reports, they don't review and give a score to every new product, they just pick the best ones for you to look at. They also usually break down their picks into "best of" within each of low, mid, and high end budget categories. If you're looking to buy any new gadget, I suggest you research it here first. I've bought several things they've suggested on this site, and their sister site, The Sweethome, and I haven't been disappointed by anything yet. And it's totally free!

The Sweet Setup 

A helpful site for recommending apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac. I've added a few key apps to my iOS devices since I started following these guys. 

Among my favourites: Tweetbot 3 (Twitter client) and Fantastical 2 (calendar app).


A great service that could help you take the first step toward cutting the cord with the cable company. It's basically a service that let's you spoof your computer's location, in order to be able to watch the full Netflix library of content from any country. And it's only $5 per month. If you live in Canada, the library is pretty limited. But, many other countries (U.S., U.K., Brazil, Mexico, etc.) have content that isn't available in Canada. A good example, is brand new Breaking Bad episodes in season 5 were available for streaming on Netflix in the U.K. immediately after airing on AMC in North America. So, for $5 per month (plus $8 for Netflix) you can have access to every bit of Netflix content in the world. The site has very easy instructions for how to set it up and you can switch countries in a few seconds with a drop-down menu on their site.

Moreflicks is a nice companion service to go with Unblock-Us and Netflix. It will let you search for content and tell you which services have it available (Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, etc.), and will even tell you which country you need to be in to stream it on Netflix. It's a free site.

The extra $5 per month to multiply your Netflix library is worth it, in my opinion. And it just might get you one step closer to cancelling a cable bill that could be costing you $100 per month or more.

Daring Fireball

Covers Apple, other tech, writing, and other random, but interesting stories from around the net. One of the original link blogs. Some people find John Gruber to be overly biased toward Apple, but I don't necessarily agree. He may be a little, but I find his insights generally well balanced. I tend to agree most of the time.


 Another site I visit regularly. The site bills itself as a "Digital Magazine for Guys Who Love Stuff". Sounds good to me. They post five new "awesome" things every day. It's a mix of cars, gadgets, tech, clothes, gear, booze, and a bunch of other stuff that's too long to list. A lot of stuff is on the pricey side, but it's still cool to look at even if you can't afford it. For instance, they once posted a $900 straight razor. Looks "awesome", but I'll never own one. It's fun to dream, though.